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10th Cbse Ncert English Literature Reader (Poetry) - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner | Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) solutions


Class X, Ncert Cbse Guide for English Communicative

Class 10 NCERT English Literature Reader

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Cbse Ncert Solutions for English Literature Reader (Communicative) - Poetry

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Solutions (Class 10 NCERT English)

Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
“The ship was cheered, the harbor cleared,
Merrily did we drop.
Below the Kirk, below the hill,
Below the lighthouse top.”
Question.1: The ship was cheered by –
a) the people on the shore b) the captain of the ship
c) the ancient mariner d) the young sailors
Question.2: Explain: ‘Merrily did we drop.’
a) the sailors slowed down the ship b) the sailors anchored their ship
c) the sailors happily sailed away d) the sailors stopped making merry and steered away
Questions.3: The poetic device used in line 3 and 4
a) alliteration b) repetition c) metaphor d) simile
Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
“He holds him with his skinny hand,
‘There was a ship’ quoth he,
‘Hold off! Unhand me, grey-bearded loon!
Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
Question.4: He holds him with his skinny hand,
a) to test the power of his hand b) to enjoy his company
c) to narrate to him his story d) to play a prank on him  
Question.5: the second speaker reacted to the first speaker’s action very
a) angrily b) respectfully c) mildly d) indifferently
Question.6: the old mariner was speaking to
a) the bridegroom b) the bride
c) the wedding guest d) an old man
Answers: 1-d 2-c 3-a 4-c 5-a 6-c

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with Solutions (NCERT Class X English Literature Reader)

Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
And I had done a hellish thing,
And it would work’em woe;
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow,
Ah wretch! Said they, the bird to slay,
That made the breeze to blow!
Question.7: The hellish that the speaker had done was:
a) he had killed his friend b) he had killed the albatross
c) he had cheated his fellowmen d) he had drowned a sailor in the sea
Question.8: Here the speaker is –
a) the wedding guest b) the albatross
c) the captain of the ship d) the Ancient Mariner  
Question.9: He made the breeze to blow:
a) the Ancient Mariner  b) the albatross
c) the poet d) the wedding guest 
Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon.
Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than Moon,
Question.10: How did the sky look?
a) blue as sea b) dark as cloud
c) bright as Sun d) Copper coloured
Question.11: The Sun was:
a) behind the dark clouds b) behind the fog and mist
c) right below the mast of the ship d) Right up above the mast of the ship  
Question.12: The poetic device used in this line is –
a) hyperbolic and simile b) simile and metaphor
c) alliteration and personification d) assonance and alliteration
Solutions: 7-b 8- d 9-b 10-d 11-d 12-b

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) with Answers (English Poetry - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)

Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
Ah! well a day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.
Question.13: Old and young refers to
a) the ancient mariner and his grand children b) the guests in the marriage ceremony
c) the fellow sailors of the ancient mariner d) the wedding guests and his elderly friends
Question.14: They gave evil look to the ancient mariner because he had
a) steered the ship in a wrong direction b) killed the albatross
c) given all food to albatross d) not allowed the wedding guest to attend the marriage
Question.15: The albatross was hung around the ancient mariner’s neck as –
a)  a reward for his bravery b) a gift of love from their side
c) a mark of his sin and guilt d) his desire
Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
And some in dreams assured were
Of the spirit that plagued us so;
Nine fathom deep he had followed us
From the land of mist and snow
Question.16: ‘Some’ here refers to
a) the sea-birds b) the wedding guests
c) sailors d) slimy creatures
Question.17: The mariners felt that the ship was being followed by –
a) the water birds b) the spirit of the albatross
c) the spirit of the ancient mariner’s ancestors d) the ghosts
Question.18: They could say that the spirit had plagued them because the spirit –
a) used to destroy their things b) used to threaten them
c) did unusual things d) wanted to take the revenge for the killing of the innocent albatross
Read the following extract and choose the correct option.
Higher and higher every day,
Till over the mast at noon
The wedding guest here beat his breast
For he heard the loud bassoon,
Question.19: What went on higher and higher every day?
a) the moon b) the bird c) the sun d) the clouds
Question.20: The wedding guest beat his breast because
a) his dear one had died b) he was not feeling well
c) he could not beat his enemy d) he wanted to attend the marriage but the mariner did not allow him to go
Question.21: A bassoon is
a) a log of wood b) a musical instrument
c) a peculiar shrill d) a sound made by a sea fish
Answers: 13-c 14-b 15-c 16-c 17-b 18-d 19-c 20-d 21-b.

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